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What we're reading, 19 August 2019

Each week the Foundation highlights a number of media articles that we have found interesting and relevant to governance in Africa. Sharing here is not an endorsement of the views linked, but a spur for further discussion. Join that discussion by engaging with one of our social media accounts, linked at the top of this page.

Op-Ed: Africa’s Free Trade Agreement, a game-changer?

ESI Africa (pan-African) published an op-ed on the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), noting that while the United Kingdom and United States turn their backs on free trade, Africa is leading the way in this area with ambition. The article highlighted findings from the 2018 IIAG, emphasising that three out of four citizens had seen improvements in Overall Governance during the past decade.

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Tunisian PM Chahed submits bid in crowded race for presidency

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has confirmed he will run in upcoming Presidential elections.

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Buhari to CBN: We’ve achieved food security; no forex for food importation

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed Nigeria’s central bank to stop providing foreign currency for food imports.

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